A Film By Abigail In Official Selection At 4th DocFilm & Runner-Up At RATMA Festival!
Firstly, I hope everyone reading this had a great bank holiday! I was travelled up North to Keighley representing A FILM BY ABIGAIL at the RATMA International Film Festival. Against some varied & impressive opposition, the film narrowly missed out on winning the Documentary Award to a very good doc about the sport of BMX (USA). As one of only two nominations from the category, A FILM BY ABIGAIL became the official "Runner-Up" in 2nd place.
Now for bigger news...
The film has been accepted into another festival, gaining the accolade of Official Selection at one of the major documentary events of the UK: DOCFILM FESTIVAL! This marks the first festival/event operating solely for the exposure of documentary the film has been selected for. It's going to be a within a rich program of documentary works being screened at venues across Leicester city centre between the 8th & 10th of November (2013). An important function of the 4th edition of the film festival is to instil awareness & promote worthwhile community causes & issues to the wider public. The "Festival Director" is John Coster of CITIZEN'S EYE, a website that reports "by the people" on important stories & events for the Leicester community.
ALSO A FEW NIGHTS AGO there was a double screening of MARS-II & A FILM BY ABIGAIL [Dir. by Paul Vernon] at EAT MY SHORT SHORTS III in High Wycombe. If you couldn't attend, at least check out their truly brilliant poster below & I hope you had a great weekend!
Sorry... ONE final thing! MARS-II is in competition at SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM (USA) in a week!!! LIKE the fest on Facebook for updates. FOLLOW me on Twitter @PAULEVERNON FOLLOWJohn Coster & Citizen's Eye @CITIZENSEYE
MARS-II in Official Selection for Snake Alley Festival of Film !
Big news! I'm pleased to (finally) announce that MARS-II, the graduation film I directed, has landed at another American festival! Following on from Boston in February, it has become a part of the Official Selection at the Snake Alley Festival of Film! The short film is within a competitive 'SCI-FI' category and has encouragingly gone through a few rounds of short-listing to reach the fest.
Sadly there aren't currently many more specific details to report on, but you can read about the Iowa festival as a whole HERE. You can also head over to their OFFICIAL PAGE on Facebook to support the festival and keep up to date with it's news. Plus, if you haven't already, please check out the MARS-II Facebook page to support the film and maybe give us a 'LIKE'! More details will be released soon when I have them...